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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Previous Speakers

The symposium has been honored to welcome many distinguished speakers over the years. Here, you can browse past guests and topics.

2018: Inspiration to Reality

Kerry Mendez

Kerry Mendez

William Reiley

William Reiley

Troy Scott Smith

Troy Scott Smith

Ted Stevens

Ted Stevens

2017: What’s in YOUR Garden?

Nigel Dunnett

Nigel Dunnett

Jan Johnsen

Jan Johnsen

Thomas Rainer

Thomas Rainer

Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy

Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest

2016: Big Ideas for Small Gardens

Jon Carloftis

Jon Carloftis

Mary Palmer Dargan

Mary Palmer Dargan

Fergus Garrett

Fergus Garrett

Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Rita Randolph

Rita Randolph

2015: Planting Outside the Lines

Colston Burrell

Colston Burrell

Sandra Clinton

Sandra Clinton

Evelyn Hadden

Evelyn Hadden

Carol Reese

Carol Reese

Margie Ruddick

Margie Ruddick

2014: It’s All About the Plants

 

Tony Avent

Tony Avent

Kirk Brown

Kirk Brown

David Culp

David Culp

Paula Gross

Paula Gross

Holly Shimizu

Holly Shimizu

2013: Beyond the Garden Gate:  Exploring Creative Spaces

Nan Chase

Nan Chase

Noel Kingsbury

Noel Kingsbury

Tovah Martin

Tovah Martin

Julie Moir Messervy

Julie Moir Messervy

Holly Scoggins

Holly Scoggins

2012: The Roots of Passion: The Inspired Gardener

Sean Hogan

Sean Hogan

Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf

David Howard

David Howard

Tiz Johnston

Tiz Johnston

Larry Mellichamp

Larry Mellichamp

Andrea Sprott

Andrea Sprott

Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

2011: Exploring Possibilities:  Rediscovering Home

Chip Calloway

Chip Calloway

David C. Creech

David C. Creech

Erica Glasener

Erica Glasener

Darrel Morrison

Darrel Morrison

Barbara Pleasant

Barbara Pleasant

2010: Through the Seasons:  A Southern Garden’s Journey

Allen Armitage

Allen Armitage

Pam Baggett

Pam Baggett

Robin Ripley

Robin Ripley

Gary W. Smith

Gary W. Smith

William Welch

William Welch

2009: Gardens for Our Time

Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum

Mark Weathington

Mark Weathington

Don Boekelheide

Don Boekelheide

Don Booth

Don Booth

Bruce Clodfelter

Bruce Clodfelter

Nigel Dunnett

Nigel Dunnett

Ellen Kirby

Ellen Kirby

2008: Herbaceous Havens:  Creating Garden Sanctuaries

Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen

Tracy DiSaboto-Aust

Tracy DiSaboto-Aust

Tom Goforth

Tom Goforth

John Hoffman

John Hoffman

Mary Stauble

Mary Stauble

2007: Green Challenges: Gardening in Unexpected Places

Jon Calabria

Jon Calabria

Randy Clark

Randy Clark

Anna Haven Kiers

Anna Haven Kiers

Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

Roger Turner

Roger Turner

2006: The Evolving Garden: Reflections on the Garden and It’s Afterlife

Steve Bender

Steve Bender

John Dixon Hunt

John Dixon Hunt

Pat Linton

Pat Linton

Anna Pavord

Anna Pavord

Tom Petherick

Tom Petherick

2005: Fresh Perspective on Gardens

Michael Balogh

Michael Balogh

Jenks Farmer

Jenks Farmer

Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse

David McMullin

David McMullin

Scott Ogden

Scott Ogden

Lauren Springer Ogden

Lauren Springer Ogden

2004: Inside Out: Inspired Spaces For Outside Living

Ken Druse

Ken Druse

Julie Moir Messervy

Julie Moir Messervy

Doug Ruhren

Doug Ruhren

Mary Walton Upchurch

Mary Walton Upchurch

2003:  Plants in the Company of People

Rick Darke

Rick Darke

D.G. Martin

D.G. Martin

Anne Raver

Anne Raver

Vincent Simeone

Vincent Simeone

Arthur Tucker

Arthur Tucker

Larry Weaner

Larry Weaner

2002:  Order and Chaos in the Garden

Edith Eddelman

Edith Eddelman

Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey

Ben Page

Ben Page

Mike Shoup

Mike Shoup

2001:  Artists in the Garden:  The Interaction of Nature and Art

Jenks Farmer

Jenks Farmer

Peter Loewer

Peter Loewer

Bob Lyons

Bob Lyons

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Elsie Dinsmore Popkin

Elsie Dinsmore Popkin

2000: Reflections and Visions: Past Symposium Favorites and New Voices for the Next Century

Henry Arnold

Henry Arnold

A.E. Bye

A.E. Bye

Denise Greene

Denise Greene

Pamela Harper

Pamela Harper

Stephen Lederach

Stephen Lederach

1999: Personal Edens: Creating Unique Spaces in Southern Gardens

Kurt Bluemel

Kurt Bluemel

Peggy Cornett

Peggy Cornett

Julie Moir Messervy

Julie Moir Messervy

Renee Shepherd

Renee Shepherd

Kim E. Tripp

Kim E. Tripp

Craig Tufts

Craig Tufts

1998: Pushing the Boundaries

Colston Burrell

Colston Burrell

Elliot Coleman

Elliot Coleman

Barbara Damrosch

Barbara Damrosch

Steven Frowine

Steven Frowine

Klause Jelitto

Klause Jelitto

1997: Gardens By Design

Richard Bir

Richard Bir

Veronica Westendorff

Veronica Westendorff

Gwen Machon Cook

Gwen Machon Cook

Wayne Winterrowd

Wayne Winterrowd

August DeHertogh

August DeHertogh

Edd Evans

Edd Evans

Judith Jones

Judith Jones

Fred Spicer

Fred Spicer

1996: Secrets of Good Gardens

Cyane Gresham

Cyane Gresham

Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone

Dan Hinkley

Dan Hinkley

Norman Kent Johnson

Norman Kent Johnson

Ted Kipping

Ted Kipping

Mark Peters

Mark Peters

Marco Polo Stephano

Marco Polo Stephano

1995: The Lure of the Garden

Pamela Harper

Pamela Harper

Lucinda Mays

Lucinda Mays

Robin Moore

Robin Moore

Eric Ritchie

Eric Ritchie

Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

Holly Shimizu

Holly Shimizu

1994: Public Gardens, Private Gains

Walter Chandoha

Walter Chandoha

Kris Jarantoski

Kris Jarantoski

Bill Moye

Bill Moye

J.C. Raulston

J.C. Raulston

Geoffrey Rausch

Geoffrey Rausch

Judith Zuk

Judith Zuk

1993: The Shape of Things to Come

John Elsley

John Elsley

Pat Stone

Pat Stone

John Graham

John Graham

Tracy Traer

Tracy Traer

John Holmes

John Holmes

Tim Turton

Tim Turton

Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson

Greg Lowery

Greg Lowery

Larry Mellichamp

Larry Mellichamp

1992: The Common Bond: Back to Roots

Tony Avent

Tony Avent

Claire Sawyers

Claire Sawyers

Richard Bir

Richard Bir

Peter Schaudt

Peter Schaudt

Allen Bush

Allen Bush

Rick Darke

Rick Darke

Michael Dirr

Michael Dirr

Lislott Harberts

Lislott Harberts

1991: Hand in Hand with Nature

Bonnie Lee Appleton

Bonnie Lee Appleton

J.C. Raulston

J.C. Raulston

Allen Armitage

Allen Armitage

Derek Fell

Derek Fell

Sandra Ladendorf

Sandra Ladendorf

Peter Loewer

Peter Loewer

Shepherd Ogden

Shepherd Ogden

1990: A Sense of Place

Henry Arnold

Henry Arnold

Denis Wood

Denis Wood

Neil Diboll

Neil Diboll

Al Gentry

Al Gentry

Tom Hatley

Tom Hatley

Sheafe Satterthwaite

Sheafe Satterthwaite

Richard Weaver

Richard Weaver

1989: From Jungles to Freeways

Marc H. Cathey

Marc H. Cathey

Angela Danadjieva

Angela Danadjieva

Brent Heath

Brent Heath

Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

J.C. Raulston

J.C. Raulston

1988: Secrets of Site Design

Joseph Hudak

Joseph Hudak

Allen Lacey

Allen Lacey

Bryce Lane

Bryce Lane

Ted Osmandson

Ted Osmandson

Hans Simon

Hans Simon

Gurdon Tarbok Jr

Gurdon Tarbok Jr

1987

John Creech

John Creech

John Elsley

John Elsley

Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley

Anthony Paul

Anthony Paul

J.C. Raulston

J.C. Raulston

1986

William Flemer III

William Flemer III

William Lanier Hunt (1985,1986)

William Lanier Hunt

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Harry Phillips

Harry Phillips

William Valvanis

William Valvanis

Michael VanValkenburgh

Michael VanValkenburgh

1985

A.E. Bye

A.E. Bye

Fred Galle (1985)

Fred Galle

William Lanier Hunt (1985,1986)

William Lanier Hunt

Ken Moore (1985)

Ken Moore

Harry Phillips

Harry Phillips

Jim Wilson (1985)

Jim Wilson